YMCA Geelong

jobs Y logoTrainee Program Leader - Fulltime - Camp Wyuna

About the Y
YMCA Geelong is a for  purpose, not for profit community organisation celebrating 65 years servicing the community across recreation, camping, youth, and children’s services.

About the job

The Trainee Program Leader will be part of the Camp Wyuna program team. The role will require the successful candidate to complete a Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation in block study through a registered training organisation and be prepared to travel to locations through Victoria to participate in the training programs. This position is an entry-level position with no previous experience required. This would be ideal for a school leaver.

The position requires the candidate to;

  • provide direct delivery of activities to school and community groups ensuring participants learning outcomes are achieved.
  • The Trainee will learn on the job how to facilitate the camp activity programs to a diverse range of campers, mostly school students, communicate with school teachers and group leaders, follow risk management plans and procedures and undertake equipment maintenance.
  • Attend camp on the required rosters which has a span of hours from Monday- Sunday 7am-7pm. Fulltime trainees will be rostered 38 hrs per week (76hrs fortnight fortnight) within the span of hours.
  • As a trainee, you will be capable of undertaking duties in areas within all the camp operations outside the program when required eg. assist with duties in the areas of light cleaning and maintenance, assist with the changeover of groups, kitchen assistance and administrative tasks associated with planning and delivering of programs.
  • As the year progresses and your leadership skills will develop and you will have the opportunity to undertake the role of ‘key leader’. This is an important leadership role that involves liaising between the camp and the visiting group, ensuring all their needs are met and camp program is facilitated.
  • Most importantly, the Trainee will have a commitment to YMCA values (Honesty, Caring, Respect, Responsibility and Safety) and be committed to ensuring a positive camp experience is provided for all campers.

Benefits and perks

  • Safeguarding Children Culture
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee access to Y services and discounts
  • Ongoing  Training and Career Development
  • Staff Immunisation Program
  • Attractive family and volunteer leave entitlements
  • Supportive management team
  • Staff Awards and Social Functions

How to Apply
Position descriptions and YMCA Employment Application forms are available to download on https://geelong.ymca.org.au/job 
All applicants must complete the Employment Application Form on our website and provide a current resume with three referees is provided to be considered for the position.

Safeguarding Children and Young People Requirements

At the Y, we are committed to empowering all Children and Young People to feel safe and be safe, at the Y, in their families and in their communities. As such, we ensure that all of our candidates are appropriately screened (including police checks) to make sure that the right people are in the right roles. To learn more about our screening processes, click here to view our Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy: Safeguarding Resources : YMCA - Empowering young people 


YMCA Geelong Board and Management are committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in accordance with our Safeguarding Children and Young People framework. All applicants must undergo satisfactory screening prior to commencement, including but not limited to:

  • a national criminal history check;
  • an international criminal history check where applicants have worked overseas;
  • holding or obtaining a valid Working with Children Card;
  • Three reference checks.

The successfully appointed applicant will be required to adhere to the Safeguarding Children and Young People policies and practices which include; safeguarding children and young people induction, annual SCYP training programs & committing to upholding the safety and wellbeing of children and young people throughout terms of employment.

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Applications close: Sunday 28th November 2021